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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 2, 2011 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

Realizing that DSO doesn't have a great following on this forum, I can't help but mention that in the middle of the first set last night (Regency Ballroom, SF), the band took the typically trippy jam in Bird Song and organically wound it into a full version of The Other One, which then elegantly found its way into the final verse of Bird Song. The Bird Song > TOO transition was worthy of some of the better (GD) Scarlet > Fire transitions. And TOO finale > Bird Song chorus was reminiscent of those (GD) Jack Straw or Cassidy endings when one is amazed that the band finished the jam and nailed the chorus as one.

DSO finished the first set with a beautiful rendition of the full Weather Report Suite (Rob Eaton playing acoustic before the Let It Grow portion).

For those who prefer the old masters at work, DSO is not the Other Ones, Further, The Dead, etc, but they certainly are innovative and at the top of their game.

...__[8]o

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 3, 2011 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

wow that sounds sweet as hell. was it a set list they made? Haven't seen dso in almost a year. Bet it was fun.

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 3, 2011 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

Yes, it was an original set. 2 years ago I couldn't imagine saying this, but I'm starting to enjoy the original sets better than the replicated ones. Mattsen/Eaton have really grown in a way that the previous line-up never did. I've seen DSO in other locations too, and they really seem to turn it up a notch when they are in SF. Other highlights were a jam at the end of Feel like a Stranger that went on forever (in the good way), a gorgeous Visions of Johanna near the end of the second set, and Werewolves of London encore with Eaton playing better slide guitar than Bobby ever did in the 1978 versions.

...__[8]o

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 3, 2011 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

I have yet to be blown away by an original setlist of theirs. But you cant argue with a BS > TOO > BS. I'm still bitter about missing 1973-12-02 over the summer. I missed my chance at seeing a morning dew. With only one drummer! FML!!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 3, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

BS>TOO>BS sounds awesome! I love this current lineup. I've seen the original lineup many times and I can honestly say they've been playing their very best with Jeff Mattson. Last time I saw them the highlight was about a 20 min HCS jam. And even the vocal part was was done better than I've heard the Dead do it. I really like the way they do the acoustic numbers.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2011 11:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

I saw a great street artist at Pier 39 do a fantastic Room In Alres into Starry Night back into Room In Arles. And then he tried a drip paint Pollock approach to it. Not to be missed. Ask jboyguar.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 3, 2011 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song > TOO > Bird Song

Well, now your cover is totally blown (hi ducats). Google, ask jboyguar. It's all there.
Did the artist drip his own blood from severed ear? (To keep the voices out). Or did all the drink make him as mean as a warthog who has just been winged? I want to see the Pollack one's.
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